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Salon Privé London 2022 is fast approaching and recently, they announced twelve exciting automotive debuts that will be held starting April 21, Thursday, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

The three-day celebration is looking to be the most exclusive automotive party in London. There will be plenty to see and do, with some exquisite new machinery, unmatched selection of classic cars that will be on sale in the Concours de Vente. Some of the most desirable luxury brands in the world will also be in attendance along with the finest dining experience in the capital courtesy of hospitality group JKS Restaurants.

Here are some of the roster of vehicles that will be appearing exclusively at Royal Hospital Chelsea:

lfa Romeo 12C Prototipo

81 years after it was first conceived, the Alfa Romeo 12C Prototipo will finally be unveiled. The long-lost Alfa Romeo 12C prototype will make its debut together with a brand-new book that tells the very interesting story of the pre-war racer.

The Missing Link? puts together the story of the historically significant Alfa Romeo in just 272 pages. It showed the connection between three of the most respected and admired automotive marques: Alfa Romeo, Porsche, and Ferrari. After the project was abandoned, it would take decades before the major components of the Alfa Romeo – especially the ones they collaborated on – were brought together to have the car restored. The Missing Link? is the first book to be published by Progetto 33, the publishing house that Stefano Martinoli, the owner of the 12C Prototipo, established.

ston Martin (Aston Martin Mayfair)

Salon Privé London is the chosen event by Aston Martin Mayfair to debut the world’s most powerful luxury SUV, the Aston Martin DBX707, for its UK debut.

Aston Martin really raised the bar in the SUV segment with the Aston Martin DBX707. It really set itself apart with its supreme dynamics, jaw-dropping performance, distinct style, and pure luxury.

Bugatti (H.R. Owen Bugatti)

Salon Privé London will be the venue for the public debut of the first customer project of Bugatti’s Sur Mesure.

H.R. Owen Bugatti will be presenting this truly unique Chiron Pur Sport whose design was inspired by the heroics of racing legend Louis Chiron. It has brand-new paint colors and a list of ultra-bespoke interior and exterior styling options.

Bugatti’s Sur Mesure (which translates to ‘tailored’) builds upon the distinguished history of Bugatti in coachbuilding, handcrafted interiors, embroidery, paint finishes, and bodywork. They tap on the collective expertise of their skilled engineers and designers to start a brand-new programme as their answer to the growing demand for ultra-bespoke designs, finishes, and materials.

Charge Cars

Charge Cars’ much-awaited production-intent version of the Electric Mustang will be making its global debut at the event. The best part is that Salon Privé London visitors will also be able to order the EV at the event.

The new Electric Mustang is a hand-built, zero-emissions version of the iconic model. They used cutting-edge technology to reimagine the legendary 1967 Fastback model. Complete with the blessing of Ford, it has a new steel bodyshell and composite body panels to minimize the weight. The new quad-motor configuration of the model produces 536 bhp and it can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

Caton

Healey by Caton, the all-new, extremely-exclusive reincarnation of the iconic Austin Healey 100 sports car will be making its global public debut at Salon Privé London.

The perfect balance of 21st-century design and engineering with traditional techniques helped turn the Healey by Caton into a car that’s perfect for the modern age. It promises a truly one-of-a-kind automotive experience. Healey by Caton is the first creation of the completely new British luxury brand Caton, as they worked to protect the original 1950s Austin-Healey 100 while bringing up to speed to the modern times.

Ferrari (H.R. Owen Ferrari)

H.R. Owen Ferrari will be making Salon Privé London as the venue of the UK static debut of the revolutionary new Ferrari 296 GTB. It is the first Maranello road car that will have a plug-in (PHEV) hybrid architecture. The 296 GTb is powered by an internal combustion engine that is integrated with a single electric motor. It is equipped with an exceptionally wide V6 that also helps in the car’s compact dimensions. It is efficient, responsive, and produces 818 bhp, that enables it to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds.

Along with the 296 GTB, there will also be a Tailor Made Roma on display to highlight Ferrari’s exclusive program for customers who wants to create their own one-off vehicle design.

Genesis

The first dedicated electric platform-based vehicle from Genesis will be unveiled at the Royal Hospital Chelsea at

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By: Reggie
Title: Twelve Debuts At Salon Privé London
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/twelve-debuts-at-salon-prive-london/
Published Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 16:17:59 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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